This spring, the Westfield Insurance Foundation joined together with Dostal & Kirk to donate $6,500 to United Way of North Central Ohio to help families or businesses stabilize or recover from disasters as part of the Legacy of Caring program. Each year, Westfield’s independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit in their community to receive a donation from the program. Grants were made to over 100 nonprofits in cities within Westfield’s national footprint.
The Westfield Insurance Foundation, an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield, awards the donation as an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses, and communities in times of uncertainty. This year, the Legacy of Caring program donated $625,000 to nonprofits across the country focused on helping under-employed families overcome barriers in education, finance, housing and jobs and recover from disasters.
“Part of our purpose at Dostal & Kirk is to make a positive impact on the communities we serve,” said Logan Kirk. “Recently, one of our carrier partners, Westfield Insurance, was seeking nominations for their Legacy of Caring Grant. Without hesitation, we nominated United Way of North Central Ohio (NCO). We have always viewed United Way as a community partner, making a positive impact in so many lives in our counties. We were thrilled that Westfield graciously selected United Way of NCO as a recipient of the Legacy of Caring Grant!”
“We are so grateful for our partnership with Dostal & Kirk, and for their championship of our work,” said Amber Wertman, executive director of United Way of North Central Ohio. “The mission of the Legacy of Caring Grant fund aligns perfectly with our #BoldGoals for the community – successful children, healthy families, and self-sufficient residents, and this donation from the Westfield Insurance Foundation will help us continue funding programs that are making an impact in Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties.”
At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families thrive and prosper. Offering support that reflects these values is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing more than $3.5 million since 2015.
About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.